Hello there! I need to clear up some pronunciation issues that have been bothering be for a while. Is the letter 't' in the Latin word 'gratias' pronounced as the letter 'z' in the Italian word 'grazie'? And, also, how is the word 'excelsis' pronounced? I've heard this with two different pronounciations, the one as if it was written 'ecs-celsis' in modern Italian and the other as if it was written 'ec-scelsis' in modern Italian. Which one is the right one? Thank you for your help!